St Michael’s Church, Highgate
St Michael’s C of E Primary School works in close partnership with our parish church, St Michael’s Highgate. We collaborate in collective worship at school and in areas of our RE curriculum.
Although we are church-based, we are not church-biased. We seek to include and celebrate all faiths found in our diverse city.
Whole school services
Four times a year, the whole school attends a service led by a different key-stage year group. Celebrating festivals such as Christmas, Easter and Year Six leavers’ service, the children prepare and deliver prayers, readings and performances to the school community.
Once a week, clergy from St Michael’s church and other local Anglican churches lead collective worship for both key stages. During these assemblies, children develop a deeper understanding of school values such as forgiveness, koinonia (fellowship) and friendship and learn how these contribute towards our school and community.
We encourage and develop independent exploration of our values, enabling children to become the best they can be within a supportive Christian environment. Through our collective worship and regular services, children build the confidence to take part in Sunday worship at St Michael’s church, once a term.
“My proudest day is when I got a certificate from the Reverend in assembly.” KS1 child
“I like the nativity because we learn about when Jesus was born.”
“We value the guidance and support of the clergy, who jointly formulate the Collective Worship plan.” Geraldine Gallagher, Head Teacher